The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is just under two months away from release, and fans have been feverishly awaiting its arrival. However, one slight damper to those plans is the game’s higher price point, selling for $70 instead of Nintendo’s usual $60 price point.
That said, Doug Bowser, president of Nintendo USA, recently defended the higher price in a recent interview with AP News.
He noted, “We look at what the game has to offer. I think fans will find this is an incredibly full, deeply immersive experience. The price point reflects the type of experience that fans can expect when it comes to playing this particular game. This isn’t a price point that we’ll necessarily have on all our titles. It’s actually a fairly common pricing model either here or in Europe or other parts of the world, where the pricing may vary depending on the game itself.” He also hinted at what we could possibly expect from the successor to the best-selling Nintendo
Switch, though he had nothing official to announce about it. Instead, he simply teased, “One of the reasons that even going into year seven we feel very confident that the Switch can have a strong performance over the next few years is that it is still truly that unique device that you can play in a variety of ways, at home, on the go. One of the things we look at always is how can we surprise and delight. How can we introduce new unique ways of playing. That’s always in front of our mind.”
Whatever the case, we’re eager to see what comes next. But, for now, Tears of the Kingdom arrives on May 12th.
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